Chilaquiles Verdes

This nourishing Mexican breakfast is perfect for when you want to have a leisurely morning with loved ones. Serve with eggs, queso fresco, avocado and pureed black beans, which offer a quick alternative to refried beans.

Active Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins


Salsa Verde

  • 1 ½ pounds tomatillos, husked

  • ½ medium white onion

  • 1 serrano pepper

  • ¼ cup cilantro, tender stems and leaves

  • 2 cloves garlic

  • ¼ cup vegetable broth

  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  • 10 corn tortillas

  • 1 cup cooked black beans

  • ¼ cup vegetable broth

  • 8 large eggs, cooked sunny side up

  • ¼ cup crumbled queso fresco

  • 1 avocado, sliced

  • Thinly sliced red onion and radish for garnish


  1. To prepare salsa verde: Bring a medium pot of water to a boil. Add tomatillos, onion and serrano; boil until the tomatillos are fork-tender, about 10 minutes. Drain the vegetables and transfer to a blender. Add cilantro, garlic and broth; blend to a chunky consistency, 5 to 7 seconds. Transfer to a large bowl and stir in salt. Rinse out the blender.

  2. To prepare chilaquiles: Preheat oven to 300°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

  3. Stack tortillas and cut into 8 triangles. Spread the tortilla pieces in an even layer on the prepared baking sheet; bake until crispy, about 40 minutes.

  4. Meanwhile, combine black beans and broth in the blender; puree until smooth, about 30 seconds.

  5. To assemble chilaquiles: Add the tortilla chips to the bowl with the salsa verde; toss to combine. Divide among 4 plates and top each with some of the bean mixture, 2 eggs, 1 tablespoon queso fresco and 1/4 avocado. Garnish with red onion and radish, if desired.

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    Ali Redmond

To make ahead

Refrigerate salsa verde (Step 1) in an airtight container for up to 3 days.


Parchment paper

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

505 Calories
23g Fat
55g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 505
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 55g 20%
Dietary Fiber 13g 46%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 23g 46%
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 377mg 126%
Vitamin A 1030IU 21%
Vitamin C 28mg 31%
Vitamin D 90IU 23%
Vitamin E 3mg 18%
Folate 167mcg 42%
Vitamin K 33mcg 28%
Sodium 533mg 23%
Calcium 136mg 10%
Iron 4mg 22%
Magnesium 95mg 23%
Potassium 1041mg 22%
Zinc 3mg 27%
Vitamin B12 1mcg 42%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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